Institute and Research News


Institute and Research News


Team develops new crystallography method which dramatically simplifies starting enzymatic reactions by mixing a cocktail of small amounts of liquids with protein crystals. Determination of the protein structures at different times after mixing can be assembled into a time-lapse sequence. more

Researchers from the MPSD and the University of Toronto have pieced together a detailed time-lapse movie revealing all the major steps during the catalytic cycle of an enzyme. more

The new MPSD web site has gone live, with a responsive design that adapts to the screens of smartphones and other mobile devices. It is easier to use and features a clean, modern look. more

MPSD post doc and Humboldt fellow Ankit Disa has spent a week networking with Nobel Laureates and hundreds of other scientists at the prestigious annual Lindau Meeting. more

An international team of scientists has unraveled the light-induced electron-localization dynamics in transition metals on the attosecond timescale. The team investigated for the first time the many-body electron dynamics in transition metals before thermalization sets in. more

Scientists from the United States, Germany and Japan explain how the electronic structure in twisted bilayer graphene (TBLG) influences the emergence of the insulating state in these systems, which is the precursor to superconductivity in high-Tc materials. more

Researchers uncover how quantum fluctuations can be used to restore the fundamental symmetry of the electronic motions in crystals affected by magnetic fields. more

An MPSD team used terahertz frequency light pulses to transform a non-ferroelectric material into a ferroelectric one. The ability to reverse a macroscopic electrical polarisation in ferroelectric materials makes them particularly suitable for digital information encoding and processing. more

Controlling the quantum properties of materials is a central challenge in physics as well as an essential step towards using quantum physics for applications or building scalable quantum computers. more

How can the symmetry and topology of a material help us to understand its electronic phases? Are materials really just either conductors or insulators? Charles Kane argues that they can be both at once. more

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